On the FFO BOD. Dr. Franklin holds a PhD in Wildlife Biology with a minor in statistics, MS in Natural Resources, BS in Wildlife Science. Currently Dr. Franklin is project leader for the USDA National Wildlife Research Center. His research focuses on studying the effects of wildlife-borne pathogens affecting agricultural and human health, concentrating on pathogenic and antimicrobial resistant bacteria affecting food safety at the wildlife-agricultural interface. His previous research projects focused on emerging pathogens in wildlife, such as avian influenza viruses, that affected agricultural and human health. He also conducts research on conservation issues. Dr. Franklin provides FFO with expertise in program evaluation, study design and statistical analyses.